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headquartersnoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /ˌhedˈkwɔː.təz/  us   /ˈhedˌkwɔːr.t̬ɚz/ (plural headquarters) (abbreviation HQ)
B2 the main offices of an organization such as the army, the police, or a business company: The company's headquarters is/are in Amsterdam.

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(Definition of headquarters from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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headquartersplural noun

 us   /ˈhedˌkwɔr·t̬ərz/
the main offices or center of operations of an organization, such as the army, police, or a company
headquartered
adjective  /ˈhedˌkwɔr·t̬ərd/
The 15-person company will be headquartered in San Francisco.
(Definition of headquarters from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"headquarters" in Business English

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headquartersnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhedˌkwɔːtəz/ (plural headquarters) ( abbreviation HQ) MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE
[C] the main office or centre of control of a company or organization: The company has its European headquarters in Brussels.
[U] the management team who work at a headquarters: Regional managers are mostly free to operate without interference from headquarters.
(Definition of headquarters from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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